Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What I have been up to

Well, you may be wondering why the blog has slowed down so much.  Well, here is the answer.  I have been amazingly busy lately.  I think I am going to keep the reviews and giveaways down until The Great Cloth Diaper Change is over but JUST WAIT!  For May 1st there is going to be a HUGE giveaway for Mother's Day that I am participating in with Daily Mothering.  So far the prize package is up to approximately $90 in value!!!  OMG!  Isn't that amazing!?!?  If you would like to add a prize to the package, you can email me at

So, on top of that, we are still trying to find an answer for Daniel.  Unfortunately, we have to drive an hour away to get him in to get a full GI done on March 5th.  This is going to be fun...but at least we MAY be getting closer.  We now have a list of things to test for at least!  So, that is taking up a LOT of time...and patients...and tears...hence another reason why I have been away.

I hope you all understand my absence as I work on these things, and like I said, there is going to be a HUGE pay off for you all in the end! :-D

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lou Bugs Boutique Review and Giveaway

Today I am reviewing one of Lou Bugs Boutique's travel pillows.  I choose a train pillow because my son, Lucas, is just so obsessed with "choo-choos".

This travel pillow was better than what it looks like in the pictures!  The top part of the pillow is made out of a cotton print and the bottom part is made out of super soft minky fabric.

I love this pillow for a few reasons.  One of the most obvious is it keeps Luke's head where it should be when he is in the car seat and falls asleep.  It makes me feel much better about it, looks like it may even be safer for him!  Another reason I love this is because my son loves it.  Okay, this is a totally true story too...and it is so cute I should have snapped pics of it, but I totally was not thinking.  Anyways, when we got this and he saw the trains on it he keep pointing and going "choo-choo, choo-choo, choo-choo".  I told him that he couldn't have it just yet it was for the car.  Oh no, Luke was not having that answer!  He starting flipping out and crying "choo-choo, choo-choo".  I felt horrible.  So, I took it out, snapped a couple pics and gave it to him.  He looked at it for a second and couldn't figure out what to do with it now that he had it.  So, I put it around his neck so he could see what it was.  And darn it if he didn't walk around with that pillow around his neck for about THREE hours.  It was so funny and cute that I am kind of chuckling while I am writing this.  Long story short, my son loves it haha.

And with the pillows only being $7...where the heck can you go wrong!?!?!?!  Yeah, you might want to get one...they are definitely something I would buy!  And once Dan is old enough, I will HAVE to get him one!  These are going to be PERFECT for our 12 hour drives to go see my family in NY!

And now, you have a chance to win one!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Right about now, that is all I can say.  I am fed up with Dan's doctor.  I am over them not knowing what is going on with my baby.  I can't figure out how with modern day medicine that there is nothing they can do for my baby.

Not only that, I swear his doctor thinks I am crazy.  They keep saying it is acid reflux, but then why would he still be going through all the things he is if he is on reflux medicine since he was 1 month old?  And why would it get so horrible all of a sudden?  I just don't get it!

We are in the process of trying to find a new PCP for Dan.  Right now we are keeping all his appointments with his PCP until we find one that both me and the hubby like and they take our insurance.  We both just want this horrible nightmare to go away.

My mom and hubby keep telling me not to care about what the PCP thinks or don't pay attention when they look at me like I am just making this all up.  But I can't help to feel mad about it.  I mean, think about it...who in the right mind would FAKE their child having all these symptoms?  ESPECIALLY something like a seizure!?!?

I guess I am just over it...I am not getting sleep, I am trying (but failing) to keep up with housework and everything, I have barely any mommy relax time, hubby has been gone for almost a week now on top of everything (he left the day after we got out of the hospital).  I just need a break and a bit of help.  It seems like when I don't NEED it, everyone and their brother is jumping out of their seat to help...but when I really truly NEED it, no one is here.

It is alright though, because I can do it.  I know I can keep going if I just push myself.  Then, when relief finally does come, it will be such a bliss!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Take a second for a second

Have you ever had a time stop moment?  I have noticed that I have them for a few different reasons.  Sometimes it is panic over nothing at all, I just go into a panic over what-ifs.  Sometimes it is something good, like my one of my sons just smile at me.  But more recently it is over an actual horrible event.

I am writing this about 2 hours after my 3 month old son, Daniel, had a mild seizure.  It only lasted 10-15 seconds, but I will tell you it seemed like 5 hours.  And the waiting around for his doctor to call me back just seemed like 7 years!  When I was talking to the doctor, I realized how bad time stopped.  I started over emphasizing everything that happened.  My husband had to keep checking me and saying, no that was only a few seconds, and no, that was only like this.  I have to remember to stop and take every second as it is...just a second.

I also seem to have this every time Daniel has a breathing episode.  Time just stops.  I have started to actually write down everything to the second on what is happening.  I need to or else I would never really know what is going on!

Time stopped when they told me Daniel had RDS.  And that one lasted for a while.  I was in shock.  I just sat there...I couldn't move, I couldn't speak.  When the doctor told me he was sorry and if I had any questions, I didn't even realize he was still talking.

Time stopped when Luke was in the hospital at 7 months old after falling off a bed onto a cement floor and they told me that he probably has severe brain damage from the fall and they needed to do a CAT scan stat.  Time stopped again while he was in the CAT scan and it looked like he was in a coffin.  Time stopped again when they gave us the WONDERFUL news that it was just a severe concussion (obviously wonderful from what they said it probably was) and a broken leg.

Time stopped when my husband called me and told me that he was just in a fatality accident where 5 people died.  Time stopped again when I got the wonderful news that my husband, thank God, checked out perfectly fine.

Time stopped when my mother called me and told me my grandfather has passed on.

But time also stops when Lucas and Daniel laugh, or Lucas gives Daniel a kiss.  Those first steps!  The time they rolled over for the first time.  And when they were born!!!  Oh goodness!  I remember right after Lucas was born and looking out the window and wondering how the heck people could be still driving around like nothing miraculous just happened.  Oh all the wonderful memories that I also have with my wonderful children.

So, I guess what I am learning through all this is take time for face value.  A second is just that, a second.  A second can go by so fast.  I mean, heck, I just spent about 5 minutes typing this up.  That is 300 seconds.  Cherish the great and try to take the bad seconds as they come.  Life keeps going, nothing stops for your bad, or even in that matter, your good second.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Learning something new...

When was the last time you tried to learn something new?  Did you think it was horribly hard?  Well, I decided that I wanted to learn how to crochet, and guess what, it was EASY!  I thought it was going to be the hardest thing ever, but it was not.  Now, I wouldn't say that I would be calling myself an expert or anything right now, but at least I got over the fear of trying and just went with it!  With two kids, I was scared that there was no way that I would EVER have the time to pick up yet another hobby.  Well, with all the work that is included in being a stay at home mom, I am sure the rest of you can understand.

I love being able to sew and now crochet now though.  Before I felt like my life was not my life anymore.  I was all about my two children, keeping the house clean, and making sure the hubby is happy.  I was happy, but still I was unfulfilled.  NOW that I have something for myself...I feel like a brand new person!  I am very happy that I decided to give myself this time.  What do you do to keep yourself having a little bit of mommy time?  Or do you not give yourself mommy time?

Weird how this post quickly went from trying to tell you all that it is never to late to start something new, to making sure that you get mommy time.  I guess that is what was in the back of my head the whole time.  Soooo, learn something new this week AND have some mommy time with it!  Then come back here and tell me what you learned! :-D

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Crazy Leggies Giveaway

So, I decided that I would do a nice giveaway from my shop for my fans while I take time off from writing reviews and giveaways.  So, I am going to keep it simple, but also going to make it a little larger for your patience :-)

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